Last 12 months, WhatsApp added disappearing pictures and movies to chats. Copying a development from Snapchat – and different Meta-owned apps –, the applying would solely warn customers whether or not somebody took a screenshot of a photograph that ought to have disappeared. Now, the corporate is lastly readying a characteristic to forestall customers to document content material that ought to solely be seen as soon as.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is engaged on the flexibility to dam screenshots and display screen recording on each Android and iOS apps. With beta 220.127.116.11 for iOS customers and beta 18.104.22.168 for Android telephones, WhatsApp is rolling out this new characteristic to some customers.
As proven by the publication within the screenshot beneath, it won’t be potential to “take screenshots and screen recordings to view once images and videos.” WABetaInfo notes, alternatively, that folks should use a secondary cellphone to document the content material.
Here’s how this characteristic will work, in accordance with the publication:
- Screen recording to view as soon as photographs and movies are blocked by default;
- You can nonetheless take a screenshot of a dialog since this characteristic is proscribed to viewing disappearing photographs and movies;
- The try to take a screenshot is at all times blocked however it’s not notified to the person that despatched the message;
- It isn’t potential to ahead, export, or save disappearing photographs.
As of now, it’s unclear when WhatsApp will launch this characteristic to all customers, however because it’s already being made obtainable to beta testers, it shouldn’t take that lengthy.
Over this 12 months, WhatsApp has expanded the variety of individuals in a gaggle, added Reactions to chats, and elevated the variety of members in video and audio calls, which stay free and with a limiteless time of use.
BGR will let you realize as soon as this characteristic rolls out to all customers and the best way to reap the benefits of it when WhatsApp updates its FAQ web page.